|Quoting OldAeroGuy (Reply 14):|
That was in July. Now the first SQ A380 delivery has slipped from Dec '06 to 4Q '07. I don't think that the mood at SQ today is one of unconcern.
cancelled their order? Have they backed away from their non-binding commitment? What has SQ
actually said about these latest delays: "The delays are disappointing." How...tame.
|Quoting SeeTheWorld (Reply 15):|
When you get to the airport and the check-in agent tells you the flight is ontime (and he or she knows that it isn't) and then you get to the gate and are told the flight hasn't even left its origin, I doubt you are "content." You are unlikely to cancel your flight, and you may not even say anything (some would and some wouldn't), but I highly doubt you're "content."
If, as Airbus is doing, they offered me lunch or dinner, drinks, access to their lounge, and upgrade my seat, I wouldn't be too upset. Or if they offered to book me on an alternate flight and upgraded my seat, that works for me, too. And if they said "too bad" and offered me nothing, and I really had to be at my destination sooner rather than later, I'd book a different airline and accept the consequences of that choice, assuming my ticket was non-refundable.
In this context, "content" is a relative term. I don't mean the execs are all sitting happy about the situation - I do mean that they are content to maintain the status quo as long as Airbus makes it worth their while (compensation, incentives, etc.). SQ
apparently is satisfied with the performance figures they've been shown - that means SQ
's forecasts regarding the aircraft are still in effect or maybe even better than expected now that oil is dropping in price even if it all comes together later than planned.